What Doesn't Kill You Really Can Make You Stronger

122 AD - Caerleon, Wales - As First Centurion of the II Augusta, Lulius Marcellinus was born to lead. He could march longer, fight stronger and survive better than any of the men under his command in the brutal winters of Northern Brittiania. One possible reason for this was that he regularly took plunges in what the Romans called frigidarium baths, which were very cold pools. For this reason, the cold never seemed to bother him as much as the others under his command during the months spent in the north building Hadrian's Wall.

1864 AD - Montana -  The chief of the Miniconjou Lakota tribe was dying. He was wounded during a battle with U.S. Army forces as they made their push westward to drive the Lakota off of their land. While he was wounded, he came down with a severe fever and would not wake up. The medicine man, Lame Deer had exhausted all of his herbs try to heal the chief and all that was left to him was to ask the spirits of their ancestors for their help. With the help of some of the warriors, Lame Duck took him to the seat lodge to ask the spirits to intervene. After laying in the heat for many hours, sweating profusely, the chief opened his eyes for the first time in over a week. He spoke of the battle that waged inside his own body and mind and said that he was finally winning that battle. 

HORMESIS

This is called hormesis. Whenever we stress our bodies in the ways, it produces a hormetic response that increases our ability to deal with these stressors. I think this is what Friedrich Nietzsche was referring to when he said: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Hormesis is exposing your body to an acute stressor in order to create a beneficial effect. We all know that too much chronic stress is harmful to the body. What you may not know is that short bursts of stress can actually make you stronger, healthier, and more resilient. Using this type of training will greatly improve your performance and endurance. We improve endurance by pushing our mind a body to the limit of what is possible. Over time we adapt adn become much stronger and more resilient.

It can even make you harder to kill!!

Take for example exercise. Exercise subjects your body to short but intense amounts of stress which in turn has a beneficial effect like weight loss, muscle gain and an overall improvement to your health.

While most people will never have to deal with these types of stressors to actually survive, we believe in being the most resilient human being possible and hey, disasters and emergencies do happen. These things will make you harder to kill in an emergency situation!

Here are just a few other examples of ways we can induce a hormetic response to make us more resilient and overall badass:

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HOT THERMOGENESIS

One of the great things about being a student of history as well as an avid biohacker is that it tends to show quite a few things that people have used throughout the ages to keep themselves healthy and ready to deal with life's stressors.

While they might not have known why some of these things helped, the science of today's age can shed some light on that.

Sweating used to be a prescription in many cultures to combat illness and to help the body to rid itself of toxins. The first thing that comes to mind is the sweat lodges of the Native Americans. These were not only used for healing the body, but also as a way to heal the spirit. They were used quite frequently in their spiritual practices.

Romans used hot baths to relieve stress along with sore muscles. Traditional saunas have been used in Finland and other northern European cultures for centuries because of the beneficial effects that the heat has on the body and mind.

  • Increases longevity[r]
  • Helps detoxification[r]
  • Increases muscle mass[r]
  • Helps weight loss[r]
  • Better physical performance and endurance[r]
  • Helps recovery[r]
  • Lowers stress[r]
  • Helps with sleep[r]
  • Lower blood sugar[r]

This is one of my favorite hacks to recover after a rigorous workout and when traveling. I also use it anytime I start to feel like I may be getting sick.

Since the skin is one of the major organs used for detoxification, sauna use has remarkable benefits in this regard. Using a sauna can help detoxify our bodies so well that policemen that were exposed to methamphetamine are using it to alleviate symptoms associated with their exposure to this and other drugs [r].

Besides sweating, regular sauna use can have other profound effects on our bodies. One study in Finland showed that regular sauna use decreased the risk of heart disease and lowered the chance of dying from all causes [r]. So it does make you harder to kill.

I try to use a sauna after every one of my workouts. The reason for this is not only to help me recover from the stress it takes on my body, it's also to help me build more muscle faster. Quite a bit of research out there has shown that the use of a sauna increases IGF-1 which is a hormone that enhances muscle growth [r].

Dangers

Heating your body too much can, of course, cause issues. Like most biohacks, please talk to your doctor before you start a sauna practice. People not used to the heat can get light headed or even pass out while in the sauna so make sure you have someone close by to help.

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COLD THERMOGENESIS

Used by many cultures for thousands of years, cold thermogenesis is a kind of therapy that uses cold temperatures to create significant changes throughout your body. The oldest medical text known to man, The Edwin Smith Papyrus (3500BC) even makes many references to using cold as therapy [r].

Ancient Romans had baths called frigidarium baths which were used after the baths called caldariums and tepidariums which were hot and warm baths. Seems like they saw the benefits from alternating from hot to cold immersion.

The Norse and other cultures would take swims in frigid waters or even break the ice over a frozen body of water to take a swim. They did this to strengthen themselves and even to cure sickness. 

We live in a climate controlled world that doesn't allow for the temperature fluctuations that are so beneficial to us.

Here are just a few of the benefits of cold thermogenesis (CT):

  • Burn fat and increase levels of brown adipose tissue (BAT) or brown fat [r]
  • Stimulate your immune system [r]
  • Reduce inflammation [r]
  • Increase lifespan [r]
  • Speed up recovery [r]
  • Improve sleep [r]
  • Tone your vagus nerve
  • Increase hormone levels
  • Lower blood sugar [r]
  • Heal injuries [r]
  • Makes you harder to kill

This popular hack activates the body’s own brown fat stores, possibly increasing brown fat levels in the body which can lead to increased fat loss and improved metabolism. A lack of brown fat or BAT has even been linked to obesity [r]. One study with mice showed that mice that were exposed to cold temperatures consumed more calories but actually weighed less than the mice that we exposed to normal temperatures [r].

CT also stimulates the vagus nerve and something called the mammalian dive reflex. This is said to reduce inflammation in the body and calm the nervous system.

People use this hack for losing fat and reducing inflammation. One way this occurs is by raising the levels of adiponectin, which is a protein that increases fat burning and also helps to prevent inflammation[r]. It can also boost your immune system and make your body much more resilient.

There isn’t a lot of research that says cold thermogenesis (CT) boosts testosterone in humans, but it does show a large reduction in cortisol which would lead to more building blocks for testosterone. Other studies have shown that keeping your testicles cooler aids in testosterone production and that men even have more and higher-quality sperm in the winter time. Don't worry ladies, it won't cause you to be more manly. Most women can actually benefit from a slight increase in testosterone.

It involves taking a cold shower or bath, stepping into a cryotherapy chamber, being outside in the cold, or dunking one’s face in ice water. Cold, in this case, means below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideally, goose bumps will result. Of course, you don't even need to use cold water if you live in a Northern climate.

During the winter I try to get out every morning and take a walk in nothing but a pair of shorts. If there is snow on the ground you can even roll around in it.

Check out Tomorrow below doing some cold adapting in the snow.

In many countries, it is normal for children to play outside in the snow and then go get into a sauna and drink warm tea. Check out this video to see kids in Russia playing in the snow and LOVING IT! 

The benefits of this type of stress are amazing and already being adapted to the cold could give you an extra edge should you ever be caught outside in the winter or fall in to freezing cold water.

My suggestion is to start with the face dunk. Once comfortable with that you can move to a cold shower. Once you are able to stand under the cold water for 5+ minutes you can move on to the cold plunge and ice bath.

Face Dunk

The easiest way to start experimenting with CT is to emerge your face in a bowl of ice water a few days a week or even every day. Doing this in the evening before bed can be a great time because it will help to lower your body temperature which will help you to fall asleep faster. One study found that cooling your core body temperature can help you achieve a much deeper and restorative sleep [r].

Fill up a large mixing bowl or your sink with water and ice. Then dunk your face in it for as long as you can tolerate it. After doing this for a few weeks you will be able to keep your face in it for as long as you can hold your breath.

To take this even further you can grab a snorkel and use it so that you can keep your face submerged for even longer than you can hold your breath.

Cold Shower

There is nothing more invigorating than a cold shower in the morning. Cold showers can give you increased tolerance to any stressful situations that occur throughout the day. It also improves blood circulation, stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, and increases beta-endorphin levels in your blood (which can have a stimulating effect). While first starting off, taking you whole shower with cold water may be a little hard. The good news is that you can ease yourself into this by alternating hot and cold water which is called a contrast shower. To take advantage of this, take a shower as you normally would, but after rinsing, turn the water to cold for 30-60 seconds, followed by hot for 30 seconds, and then finish with another 30-60 seconds of cold. You can do this as many times as you want, just make sure to finish on cold and try to increase the amount of time spent under the cold water. Some research even shows that the alternating of hot and cold will help to drive oxygen and nutrients to your organ while also helping to detoxify.

Some research even shows that the alternating of hot and cold will help to drive oxygen and nutrients to your organ while also helping to detoxify. One study even showed that using contrast showers could help releive muscle pain and speed up your recovery by decreasing blood lactate concentrations [r].

Don't just stand with your back to the cold water though. You really need to get the water running over your head and chest to get the most benefit from the practice.

Cold Plunge

This is one of my favorites. This can be done anywhere that has a body of water like a pond, creek, lake or even ocean.

It's pretty simple really. Just jump in the water and swim around for as long as you can handle it. Of course, to get maximum the benefits of CT, the water really needs to be 55 degrees or colder.

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Here is an example of a cold plunge.

Ice Bath

Made extremely popular by the "Iceman" Wim Hoff, an ice bath is considered by many people to be the most beneficial way to achieve CT.

Cryotherapy

While most of the hacks above can be performed with much equipment besides water and ice, cryotherapy is quite different. It requires some pretty pricey equipment and tons of liquid nitrogen. The good thing is that most major cities in the US now have at least one location that offers cryotherapy.

Other Hacks

All of the above-mentioned things can take up some time which you may not have. Here are some ways you can harness the power of CT while going about your normal routine.

Ice Vest

CryoHelmet

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Dangers

There can be some danger from exposing yourself to water to cold without getting your body used to it first. These can include cold burns, frostbite, or even death if you try to swim in a frozen lake with no one around. Like anything we talk about here please exercise caution and only use these things under supervision.

EXERCISE

Exercise is probably the most well-known type of hormesis. We all know that to build muscle, you have to stress your muscles by working them hard for short periods of time and then giving them time to heal.

This is going to be a short section because if you are reading this blog then you probably already know that exercise is good for you.

The real magic starts to happen when you start to use some of these types of hormesis in conjunction with each other. After my workouts, the first thing that I do is to spend some time in my sauna. After that it's straight to an ice bath or at least a cold shower. Doing these two things after my workouts helps me to maximize the benefits I receive from the exercise while also reducing the harmful effects it can have on my body. Check out the video at the bottom of this post to learn more about my post-workout routine.

FASTING

Sufficient amounts of food were not always available for our ancestors. Sometimes they would go multiple days without eating anything. While this isn’t an issue for most people in our culture today, it may be something that we want to simulate every once in a while. The reasons for doing this can vary, but the benefits of fasting range even beyond health benefits.

As a follower of Stoic philosophy, I think it is important to run simulations on things that could happen, even if they are unlikely. That way my mind and body will be better prepared to cope with these things if they do end up happening. One of those simulations is a poverty simulation. I know that while I live comfortably now, there are any number of things that could lead to a loss of the ability to eat 2 or 3 good meals a day. Simulating this on a monthly or even quarterly basis by fasting for a few days eliminates much of the fear and anxiety associated with this "what if."

Hopefully, you will never need to go without food for long periods of time to survive, but famine is common all throughout history. If you are already adapted to this type of stress you will be better able to meet some of life’s challenges head on.

While they are finding more and more benefits of fasting all of the time, these are some of the most well-documented reasons that you may want to start including some type of fasting into your routine.

  • Anti-aging/Longevity [r] [r]
  • Weight loss [r] [r]
  • Reduce risk of diabetes [r]
  • Boosts immune system [r]
  • Increases cardiovascular health [r] [r]
  • Lowers cancer risk [r]
  • Reduces inflammation [r]
  • Improves cognitive function [r]
  • Heals skin [r]
  • Protects the body from disease 

Fasting or substantially reducing the amount of food we put into our body can be a major stressor. This tells our more primal instincts that we are about to starve. When that happens our bodies do some amazing things. Prolonged fasting forces the body to use up its surplus of fat, glucose. It not only makes us leaner by signaling our body to start burning fat as fuel (ketosis), but it also induces a process called autophagy which is how your body detoxifies and repairs itself by getting rid of old and damaged cells and recycles them for energy. Caloric restriction in the form of fasting can have dramatic anti-aging effects on us which helps us live longer lives and overall just makes us harder to kill.

The evidence that fasting can extend and improve your lifespan is quite compelling. According to some researchers, fasting can increase your lifespan by as much as 30% [r]! Fasting can also help to increase your lifespan by protecting you from many common diseases [r]. During the fasting cycle, your body breaks down a large portion of your white blood cells. This triggers the regeneration of new immune system cells which helps to keep your immune system operating at it's best.

One big reason that brings many people to fasting is that fasting can help you lose weight. Growing up I was always told by my coaches that to keep my metabolism up I needed to eat many small meals a day. While I haven't been able to find any research to suggest this is true, one reason that this may affect weight loss is that it can help to prevent gorging during the 3 larger meals throughout the day. The research I did find is that fast can actually increase your metabolism quite a bit [r]. For losing weight it seems that fasting twice a week for 24 hours in what is known as the 5:2 fasting protocol can be the most beneficial [r].

Here are a few ways you can induce this type of hormesis in your own life. 

  • Intermittent fasting (IF)
  • Fasting for a day or longer
  • Caloric restriction

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting involves forgoing food for a specified period of time. All of us intermittent fast every single day when we sleep. As biohackers, we typically go further than this in the name of anti-aging and overall health. The usual IF is 14-17 hours long. 

If you want to start benefiting from this now, just practice IF a few times a week. The easiest way to do this is by leveraging your sleep since it is already your largest fasting window. Do not consume any food after dinner. Then try to wait as long as possible the next day before you eat again. The usual IF is 14-17 hours long. This means if you ate dinner at 7 pm, you would not eat again until 9am-12noon the next day. This creates an eating window of between 7-10 hours each day. Some of us IF every single day while others only 2 or 3 times a week. It’s totally up to you. During the IF you can have coffee, tea, water or other non-caloric beverages. As always, you need to make sure that you stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Drinking enough water will also eliminate a little bit of the hunger pains.

A special version of IF is Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting created by Dave Asprey. Dave claims that having fat – but zero protein or carbohydrates – during your fast will give you the benefit of fasting without the downsides of hunger and cravings. Dave uses Bulletproof Coffee during his IF window and calls this Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. 

Day or Multi-Day Fasts 

Hopefully, you will never need to go without food for long periods of time to survive, but famine has been common all throughout history. If you are already adapted to this type of stress you will be better able to meet some of life’s challenges head on should they ever arise.

Dr. Dominic D'Agostino recommends a 5-day fast 2 or 3 times a year to completely reboot your immune system.

If you're someone that has a hard time skipping meals, I recommend starting off with intermittent fasting before attempting a 24 hour or longer fast.

Dangers

As with any hack, you should check with your doctor before trying this. There are people that can see very serious negative effects from fasting including people who are hypoglycemic or extremely underweight.

It's also a good idea to avoid fasting if you are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.

CONCLUSION

While chronic stress can have serious negative effects on your body and mind, short bouts of acute stress can work wonders! It can make you more resilient, healthier and overall just more badass!

Check out the video below to learn more about my post workout routine and why I love it so much!

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Want Better Sleep? Read This (A Review of Qualia NIGHT)

More than one-third of Americans have trouble sleeping at night. That's roughly 100,000,000 people. 

Many of them reach for prescription products to help them sleep. 

Many others suffer restless nights, tossing and turning only to awaken in the morning feeling like they haven't slept. 

I used to be one of those people. 

I went to bed at 8pm, read a book till 10pm and then turned out the lights. 

Immediately my head would ramp up and spit out thought after thought. At 2am, frustrated and anxious I would feel like screaming. 

Finally, I found a solution that worked for me. 

I mixed 5-HTP (hydroxtryptophan) with collagen and some water, drank it down and fell asleep. 

I would keep this solution next to my bed for most nights when I couldn't sleep. 

It worked like a charm. 

But it was an unbalanced formula and I had heard that it would eventually burn out my neurotransmitters. So the goal was to use it only a couple times a week. 

I wanted to use it every single day. Because it worked. 

Whenever you take a supplement to sleep, you want to make sure its balanced. 

Taking 5-HTP with collagen wasn't balanced. I had to ensure I took time off every so often to allow my neurotransmitters to re-balance naturally. 

I didn't have the time back then to find a truly balanced formula to help with sleep, but there's now a company that has! 

I'm going to tell you about a new sleep formula called NIGHT that works and was designed by formulators diving deep into the science of biochemistry to ensure its balanced and effective. 

But first.... 

If You Can't Sleep, Try This

Remember, I found a solution to my sleep issues. It was taking 5-HTP and collagen with water. 

This did nothing for my active mind at night. But it definitely allowed me to sleep. 

With more sleep, I had less brain fog and more focused attention. 

I spent a ton of time researching about biohacking, eventually training with Dave Asprey and his team in the first class of bulletproof coaches. 

I learned two things I was doing wrong. One of them from Dave and one from Dr Jack Kruse. 

1. Do the inner emotional work. 

Part of my problem was that I had unresolved emotional issues.. don't we all. But I was actively avoiding dealing with them. I didn't want to talk to anyone about it because I thought people would think I was stupid or broken. My ego was in full force preventing me from living the life I wanted to and of course preventing me from sleeping well. 

Other articles on this blog, and on our newsletter, if you sign up, discuss how I dealt with this part. 

Please start here before relying on a supplement. A supplement will absolutely help, and I find they are valuable while doing the inner work, and then you can wean off all supplements later on.

For you, do the inner work. It will help you sleep. 

2. Block Blue Light After Dark. 

I learned so much about light in those early years it was like drinking from a fire hose. 

When I finally implemented the strategies, my sleep was FOREVER changed. 

I started wearing blue light blocking glasses and my entire world changed. 

I was able to sleep!

Now I sell my own version because I found the so effective. You can get a pair here using discount code primal10. 

Blocking blue light at night helps signal to our body that it's night. The body can then produce the right hormones to help you sleep and get the benefits of sleep.

This is SOOOOO important. If you haven't bought a pair of blueblockers, do this first. 

Next, work on the emotional issues, and if you need a supplement to help, get that while doing the inner work! 

Sometimes You Need Extra Support

 If you've done the blue light blocking and inner emotional work, or perhaps you haven't and just need to sleep, NOW, then a supplement might help. 

Remember, my concoction of 5-HTP and collagen worked wonders for me. 

Now you can try a pre-built sleep supplement that is far safer than prescription compounds. 

And guess what? It's built with that 5-HTP backbone in it that was so effective for me. 

One of the ingredients is L-tryptophan. 5-HTP is just 5-hydroxytryptophan and is a modified version of L-tryptophan. 

Each of these is modified in the body to become serotonin, which is converted to melatonin. 

5-HTP and tryptophan have been shown to decrease anxiety and to aid with sleep. 

Which should be obvious because melatonin is the hormone of sleep. 

Most people are wildly deficient in melatonin. 

This is because light at night destroys melatonin. And most of you are not blocking light at night by wearing blueblocking glasses. 

So you destroy your melatonin. 

Taking a supplement with tryptophan gives your body the precursor to the hormone you are losing by playing on your phone after dark. 

Qualia Night is the pre-built supplement that was designed to help you sleep. You can try it out and save using discount code PRIMALMIND. 

Qualia Night Benefits

L Theanine and Sleep

 Let's take a closer look at the other ingredients. 

L-theanine is associated with relaxation, focus and sleep. 

It's a key compound in green tea. Paired with caffeine, it takes away the caffeine jitters and provides a calm focus. 

At night it can help you relax and sleep better. It has been shown to boost GABA and reduce excitatory neurotransmitters.

Here's an article describing some of the studies showing these effects. 

White Peony

 White peony is one of the oldest remedies in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for everything from reducing anxiety to helping with sleep, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune issues. 

Y-Oryzanol

This is a compound from rice bran oil.

There really isn't a ton of studies on this compound yet. It has been used for anxiety and also building lean muscle. Some people use it to boost mental performance and athletic performance. Because not a ton of research has been performed, there isn't a lot of scientific data backing this up, but data from people who use it agree that it is effective. 

 Uridine

Uridine is a naturally occurring nucleic acid that plays a key role in many different neuroregulatory processes. It is believed to support short and long term memory, learning, attention, and executive function.

Mechanisms:

  • Uridine plays a key role in phospholipid synthesis, critical for cell membrane integrity
  • Acts as a novel endogenous neurotransmitter via purinergic receptors
  • Neuroprotective via its interaction with NGF and other integrins and growth factors
  • Supports synaptogenesis and neuroplasticity through increasing cerebral phosphatidylcholine levels needed to create dendrite membranes
  • Elevates dopamine without downregulation
  • Building block of RNA
  • Involved in long term potentiation which mediates memory and learning
  • Found in high amounts in human breast milk
  • Synergistic with choline donors, DHA, and other phospholipids


More Info:

 Ashwagandha

Personally, I love this compound. On days when I'm stressed, I'll take 4 tablets of Ashwagandha before bed. 

It's an adaptogenic herb and helps your body de-stress if its stressed or gain more energy if you need more energy. 

This herb has been in use for over 3,000 years and is well used in ayurved. 

It has been shown to reduce blood sugar, may have anti-cancer properties, may reduce cortisol and anxiety, increase testosterone in men and fertility in women, and increase lean muscle gain. 

Here Are The Other Ingredients

Qualia Night ingredients

I'm Using this for the Next Month 

 Neurohacker holds Beta tests to determine how effective their formulas are. They tweak the formulas based on the tests. I was not part of the SLEEP beta test, and so now that it's launched Ill be trying out for a month. 

My sleep if pretty dialed in and I'm aware of any changes. I also will track via my Oura ring and see how it affects my deep sleep and REM sleep. 

Get Your Own Qualia Sleep RIGHT HERE for a HUGE discount using code PRIMALMIND and also choosing they cancel anytime subscription. 

My Results

Stay tuned as I update this each week and compare against my previous sleep without Qualia Night

Light Protocol for Night Shift Workers (and New Moms who might well be considered night shift workers)

So you work at night.

When everyone else is sleeping.  Zzzzzzzzzz……

Maybe you consider yourself a night owl.

Maybe you love the lonlieness of the night.

Perhaps you just need the extra money.

Or in many cases, you’re a new Mom and you HAVE to be up, all hours of the night. AND the day too!

 

Well, I’ve got news for all of you lovely owls. Hoot hoot.

Humans are not nocturnal creatures.

That’s right. We belong in the SUN.

Nocturnal creatures have biology specifically designed to take the universe at night. We humans do not.

Sadly, those of us who like the cavort all night and sleep the day away are working against their biology.

In fact, light at night, referred to as ALAN (Artificial Light At Night) is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Yikes!

We have developed a protocol for night shift workers based on tons of requests.

None of this protocol is well researched in the literature because all literature is focused on the fact that daytime living is best for humans. We hear all about the dangers of living at night and being immersed in artificial light and technology. Based on this information, we attempt to come up with a way to trick your body into reversing day for night while maintaining your health. We honestly don’t know if this will work, but its our best guess based on our knowledge of how the body works with light.

 

Light at Night is Not Designed for Humans

Humans are designed to be sleeping when it’s dark. Yep, even at 5pm in the winter.

Regardless of how society has been set up to drain you, your body is supposed to be asleep during the nighttime phase on our planet.

Countless studies show how staying up past dark is detrimental to our health.

We lose the benefits of melatonin, the body’s master anticancer hormone.

We unsync our circadian rhythm which is associated with a host of diseases.

Harvard Medical School had a nice article recently on the Dark Side of light at night. 

Even eating after dark is associated with increased obesity. The Gremlins movie had it right, don’t feed your cells after dark!

Gremlin eating after dark

What The Heck Do I Do?

First, DON’T PANIC.

Do you have your towel?

Good, then let’s get started.

While working at night is not healthy, if you must do it, then it’s a good idea to implement as many strategies as you can to make it better.

The first thing you have to do is understand a little more about your body and about the Earth in order to find the optimal way to work at night.

Clocks are the Key

Our journey into the night must start with the dawn!

Part of the reason working at night is so darn harmful is because we miss the natural cues from the sun telling our body what time it is.

That’s right, our body is like a giant clock. Each and every cell in our body has a clock in it.

Our body clocks are set by the sun via special receptors in the eye.

When we don’t see the sun and instead see artificial light by staying inside, or worse yet, sleep through the dawn, then we confuse our body.

If you are going to sleep at dawn it’s probably best to attempt to reset your clocks to think dawn is dusk.

Then around dusk, when you are getting ready for work, you will have to trick your body into thinking dusk is dawn.

Go outside within 30 minutes of dawn.

If you’re still at work, take a “smoke” break or bathroom break and get outside even for a few minutes.

Block Blue

During the daytime, after you see sunrise, put on a pair of blueblockers and cover your skin to the light.

Your eyes and skin read the light environment and will tell your body it’s daytime.

But you want to go to bed.

Get home and black out your bedroom.

Use blackout curtains or put tonfoil in your windows to block the light (it works).

Keep your blueblockers on and avoid using lights at home if at all possible.

We use RED LIGHTS (Discount Code SLEEP) at home when it should be dark as the body doesn’t react to red lights like it does blue. And remember that nearly all LEDs, CFLs, incandescent, and halogen lights have enough blue in them to disrupt your circadian rhythm.

You are trying to get your melatonin to release. It wont do that if you see blue light.

Go to sleep!

Get a Magnetico

When you go to bed, it’s best to sleep on a huge magnetic field.

Our belief is that the Earth used to have a wayyyy stronger magnetic field years ago and it’s been getting weaker for so long that it’s near zero now.

The magnetic field can help heal our bodies.

But it’s basically disappeared.

Also, if you’re sleeping during the day, the field is lower anyway.

On Earth, the electric field, created by the sun is higher. At night, the magnetic field is higher.

By sleeping on a Magnetico you mimic the natural magnetic field present years ago and at night.

You can watch Dr Bonlie HERE talking about this effect.

Stop Eating!

Don’t eat within 3 hours of your bedtime.

You want to go to sleep without food digesting in your stomach.

Our own research, using an Oura ring sleep data for many years, has shown that meals close to bedtime disrupt deep sleep.

Deep sleep is the time when the body repairs itself. You want as much of that as you can get.

Our deep sleep went from near 2 hours a night to less than an hour a night and sometimes down to 20 minutes if we ate too close to bedtime.

No Technology

This should be obvious by now. Put away the tech.

Technology can disrupt circadian rhythm from the EMF given off by most tech.

In addition, it can be stimulating and make it harder for many people to fall asleep.

Read a book in front of your red light (discount code SLEEP).

Then hit the hay.

Wake up and see the sun

Get up and get outside.

Sensible sun exposure increases vitamin D synthesized by the skin.

Low vitamin D status is associated with so many diseases I don’t even want to list them all. You can search here for many of them.

Because the sun is the BEST source of vitamin D, get outside with as few clothes on as possible and soak up some D.

Don’t wear your blueblockers, sunglasses, glasses, contacts, or sun screen. Get some sun. Be sensible about it and start slow if you haven’t been out much.

Ground

We recommend you stand outside barefoot where it’s safe to do so.

Being connected to the ground may reduce inflammation and increase your energy.

You just can’t substitute real sun and the Earth for any artificial construct.

 

Sunset and Breaking your Fast

Try to time your first meal around sunset.

Sunset is sunrise to you.

Most humans break their fast at sunrise (breakfast).

First we see the sunrise, then we eat.

Eyes covered at work

If possible wear daytime blueblockers or nighttime blueblockers.

You are surrounded by artificial light.

This light has been clearly shown to cause harm after sunset.

You want to let some of it in to keep you alert and awake, but not a constant bombardment.

Wear your blueblockers about half the time if you are able to and keep them off the other half.

If you work on a laptop all night, use an app like Iris.

Conclusion

You must learn to reverse day and night and try to mimic a true 24 hour cycle of light and dark, but in reverse of the actual light and dark on our planet.

While this isn’t ideal, it’s your best bet to survive night shift until you can start sleeping like a non-nocturnal animal again.

 

LANGUAGE OF LIGHT

Here are a few things you might not know about near infrared saunas


Have you ever heard of “COLOR THERAPY”?


“Red near infrared lamps emit mostly orange, and yellow light. Colored light therapy (chromotherapy) is a time honored modality. The orange, and yellow light have been linked to moving energy downwards to the most needy chakras. Red Infra light has been found to stimulate the adrenals, testes, ovaries, and growth. Orange light stimulates the intestines, liver, pancreas, and assimilation. Yellow stimulates the spleen, stomach, and digestion. Healing and detoxification may be enhanced.” 

Not only are you stimulating lower chakras but also your imagination.  The colors of the sunrise and sunset feed the nervous system as well.  We use the sauna in the morning for meditation.  There is something very primal about being naked in a warm protected space that heightens your imagination.  EYES CLOSED ;)  Using the sauna and color therapy your body will start to understand the Language of Light and how it can add another layer of healing to your daily morning ritual.   

sunset at night

Winter is a time for introspection, falling into yourself as creator of so many things, in our modern world, we forget to slow down.  Sometimes creating nothing and sitting still is the thing necessary for our survival.  We all have seasons and cycles.  Using winter cycles to create more down time, more reading time (yes books, with pages) limiting screen time, snuggling with your family or pets, taking slow walks, setting morning rituals, reflection and meditation in the sauna, cryotherapy, and then sleep more! 

If you are looking for ways to improve your health and longevity check out the sauna space website they have so much great information.  If you have been on the fence about putting a sauna in your home, use the 20%OFF link we have provided.  

There are so many reasons to sauna, and sauna space has innovated these aesthetically beautiful works of art to fit in our homes and our modern lives.

 Try some color therapy! Your lower chakra will thank you!!! + Learn another language

saunaspace sauna in a room

The Language of Light!

We use our sauna space …(Message us for 10% discount)


  1. After workout
  2. Before and after cryotherapy
  3.  In the morning for meditation
  4. Cacao ceremony
  5. Alone time
  6. Reading space (we have a large family) haha

Peace and love this hibernation season!

Get some sleep, 

Team Primalhacker

“Remotes" to add and delete that create a healthy home habitat

What the heck are you talking about?  What is a WIFI Remote you say?

Well leaving your WIFI on in your home all day could be compromising your health, especially while you are sleeping.  Wifi remotes and timers are very helpful tools to help keep your family’s habitat a healthy one. 


Using a WIFI remote can make the transition from a constant EMF environment to a healthy one easier than you think.  


We started using the remote to turn wifi off at night.  Now we even use them to turn on and off our dining room lights as well.  


*Side note: Our lights are all red light, because we are weird, yes and we have replaced all our regular lights with red bulbs.  We don’t do anything half-ass I guess. Creating a healthy habitat is very important to us.  So we use a Gembared light (Discount Code SLEEP) in our dining room and living room and use one of our remotes to turn on and off the light conveniently. We tack the remote to the wall with 3M command strips. 


THREE MAJOR CHANGES WE MADE: 


  • Eliminated EMF exposure in our living/ sleeping habitat
  • Created a healing light environment
  • Disconnected from anything that doesn’t align with our spirit/Higher self

DO’s


DO- use a WIFI Remote (Click here) to turn OFF WIFI every night.  You can get one for free on us at Primalhacker.com/store.  We lowered the price of these remotes just so everyone can get one. We are selling them for the exact cost we pay for them and shipping them to everyone for free. 


DO- Ditch TV Remotes... and TV altogether.  TV is a way people manipulate and enact mind controls without you knowing.   Find alternative sources of information, podcasts, underground sources, read more!  TV See our blog post about why we are boycotting all things Hollywood and Disney and you will learn why. 

eye in the tv 

This photo says it all. The image is Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) album cover based on Neil Postman’s “Amusing ourselves to Death” book. “Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman's groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century”.  Something to think about?  


We also do not give our children access to video games and we talk to them about violence and how our world is a place for peace.  There are dark forces that want you to think otherwise. We recommend reading to them books how to uplift your spirit. “The flower of life” is one of our homeschool textbooks.  


DO - Working REMOTELY can be a really good thing.  We do it all day everyday, why? Because we get to control our environment.  At Primalhacker we are the Environmental/habitat Health and wellness gurus. The junk light and high EMF environment is most corporate offices, schools and small businesses are off the charts.  The high flicker fluorescent lights and the shower of EMF (wifi, computers, cellphones…) DO NOT CREATE A healthy habitat for a human.  We are better off being able to control home based working spaces. Think about the school environment we put our kids in….yikes, its bad folks, like wifi routers in every room? Why?  


Irony 101: Why don’t schools know this stuff when we send our kids there to “Learn?” Junk light and high EMFs, this is not a healthy environment that encourage learning from a biological standpoint.  


DO- Consider Remote viewing perspectives.  Conspiracy crew, you'll love this! if you don’t already know.  Check out Allgire and his drawings.  


Remote viewing is another angle to information if you haven’t heard of it.


  “A remote viewer is able to gain information about faraway, unseen people, events or locations that are unknown to them. They can witness events they aren’t present for; hear conversations between people out of earshot; and visit locations they’ve never been to. By sending their mind rather than their body to see and feel exactly what is happening, they can report findings back to others.”

https://www.psychicgurus.org/how-to-remote-view/ 


Do- work REMOTE from sunnier locations.  For folks in the northern countries and northern states.  If you can work remotely from southern climates during the winter months can boost your immune system.  Dr Jack Kruse recommends this prescription: Taking 2 trips per year during the winter to the latitude as close to the equator as possible for 2-3 days in the sun.  This will build your Vitamin D stores for up to 4-6 weeks. This can help you get through until spring when the UV is strong enough for us to actually begin to make Vitamin D again.   It's a much healthier alternative to prescription meds (antidepressants).

Traveling also let’s you gain broader perspectives.  


DONT’S


DON’T-forget to turn off WIFI at night, this is the time your body needs for restoration.  NEVER SLEEP WITH WIFI ON!


DON’T- Waste your life being programmed by mainstream media and TV.  Find alternative sources of information, know your sources, consider underground news or remote viewing?  Don’t give your family access to violence on TV or video games. There is no place for violence in our world.  Boycott anything violent, Hollywood and DIsney for sure! More on Disney.


DON’T -Forget to take sunshine & movement breaks throughout the day when working Remotely from home or Remote away from home. 


DON’T - Use a Smart remote, or anything Labeled “Smart” in your home.  It will literally make you dumb. All the smart products are meant to surveil you and your family making you an easy marketing target.  


DON’T- Trust most things  you’ve ever been taught in school, question everything!  Find ways to uplift your spirit/higher self. You know the answers, you know more than you think.  



We love sharing everything we are learning with you.  Please share, like, comment. Let us know anything else you are curious about. 


Hope your days are filled with miracles.


Peace and love


T&T

Tags: EMF

Mel Gibson: Hollywood Is NOT What You Think

You wanted more conspiracy theory?  You got it!


After learning so much about what happens in the world. 


We, THADDEUS AND TOMORROW AT PRIMALHACKER.  Have decided to BOYCOTTt ALL THINGS HOLLYWOOD AND DISNEY.  Now that the google veil has been lifted search it up yourself. Here is a link for the movie that explains a lot of what we are talking about here, and solidifies our decision. 


Here’s why


Take a look at these photos and see for yourself. This is not OK, These people are NOT COOL.

 

Did you know Walt Disney, a 33rd level mason, obtained the Florida Disney property thanks to the CIA

There are dark forces in this world and we have all been blinded and mind controlled.  

 After studying many books on spirit and “TRUTH TALK” we are going to Seek all things LIGHT AND LOVE and keep a clean visual/audio Environment.  


We always encourage everyone to do their own research.  


To better protect our family and our SPIRIT, we are dedicated to raise our vibration, that also means our visual and audio ENVIRONMENT as they have been hacked and manipulated by the Producers!  You are going to be hearing a lot more about ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH from us.    


Health isn’t just what you hear about nutrition and movement.  It’s the totality of all the information your mind is (biological supercomputer) is constantly decoding.  Every moment there are 40 million frequencies your mind is picking up, the mind can only decode 11 million of them.  Movie makers know this. David Icke Explains this in his book “Everything you need to know but have never been told.”   


“Hollywood is a global programming operation and has been used since its inception to mass download perceptions of people, world events and history that suits the prevailing order.  Part of this is the technique known as preemptive programming where you employ futuristic storylines and images to make the subconscious familiar with them. Nearly all the movies involve expteme violence and nearly all are shot in semi-darkness or with a dark tinge to the picture as with the occult programming.  


"Many  actors in Hollywood, singers and other entertainers are under trauma-based mind control to serve the mass perception -programming agenda”  Pg 235 -Icke


Cathy O'Brien or Cathleen Ann O'Brien is an American author and speaker who claims to be a victim of a government mind control program called Project Monarch which she alleges was part of the CIA's Project MKUltra  Here is another statement from her husband, Mark.  


Mark always said, “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.” This statement is so profoundly true that Deep State/New World Order globalists attempted to control our future by strategically rewriting history in our education system, tearing down our sacred monuments, and manipulating our knowledge base through controlled media’s fake news.”  


There are sooooo many more reasons to boycott.  As parents we have been talking to our kids for years and years about violence in movies and TV.  It’s so embedded into the fabric of our society and that’s not normal or is it OK!  

Try on this opener to the Golden Globes this year.. MAJOR truth drop

among the many truthdrops in his speech to Hollywood "In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world. People from every background. They all have one thing in common: They're all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He's coming for ya. Talking of all you perverts, it was a big year for pedophile movies"

Here is a list of DO’s and Don’ts when it comes to Your Family's Environmental Health



Do watch movies that lift the spirit, GAIA TV, Documentaries where you increase your knowledge base and teach you how to do things.

Research the producer of the film, see who behind the programming you are about to bring into your world of perception & environment.  


Don’t watch violent movies, never ever watch horror movies or anything “Hollywood” produced.  Including Disney. He was a 33 ranking freemason with satanic roots yikes! Look up the black pope see for yourself.  


Do talk/teach your children & family about violence in the media, movies, and video games.  Explain to them that dark forces want to bring darkness/chaos and stress into your homes through these channels.  Why is that ok? What can you do to minimize violence in your own home starting with YOU?  


Don’t give your children access to violent games at any age.  Access is the key word here. If you have it in your home they will play it.  If you get rid of it they may be able to go to the friends house, but you will cut that time in half starting with your home.  Talk to friends' parents about getting rid of the violence plan. Just planting seeds. Creating an atmosphere of sacred peaceful space is a great start.  


Do REPLACE TV WITH NATURE cleanse your spirit with a forest bath or walk in nature everyday.  If you do this, kids will follow. Make it a priority and a habit.  

Read more books, although be weary of history books.  They were only written by the victors and white men. They need to be rewritten.  Zinn’s book “People’s History of the United States” is a good place to start, a perspective from minorities and women/children.  We will be making a list of books we recommend to UPGRADE YOUR SPIRIT as well.  


Don’t watch TV daily or the mainstream media news!  *We only have one (TV) in our home that our kids have access to.  We don’t ever PAY for cable. They can only use it sparingly with our permission for programs that lift and enlighten.  

Find news that isn't owned by the CIA or one of only 6 mega corporations.

Find alternative sources of information or stay away from it altogether.  Take a deep Spirit cleanse.  


Do Pass on this information to all your friends and family.  Talk openly about it. Share and teach your kids about all of this.  If anyone rejects its….its just a natural progression of humans, called cognitive dissonance.   This occurs when a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values, or participates in an action that goes against one of these three, and experiences psychological stress because of that.  


Don’t sit inside and waste your life watching “MIND CONTROL” TV.  Know your sources. Research yourself. 


Here is another quote from David Icke.


“Our entire media outlets in the United States are owned by just 6 corporations, News Corp, Viacom, Time Warner, Disney, CBS Corp and NBC.  Go deep enough in the Web and all 6 will be controlled by the same hidden network. A tiny number of Web-connected people own the global media, “entertainment’ industry- INCLUDING HOLLYWOOD, and the Internet.  You see different television and radio channels, newspapers and magazines on every subject you can imagine and there seems to be endless choice from apparently independent sources; but research into how few ultimately own them all and you will be shocked.  Icke has exposed more about this in his two books “HUMAN RACE GET OFF YOUR KNEES and THE PERCEPTION DECEPTION.   


In conclusion, Primalhacker will not be supporting anything produced by “Hollywood” or Disney or any other sources unless we research the producer and know where our information is sourced.  It’s almost like how we talk about nutrition, eat seasonal, locally sourced. Begin by sourcing your ENVIRONMENT! Mostly organic, local high spirit sourced information is the new diet fad yall. 


With Peace LIGHT AND LOVE


T&T

WiFi is Destroying Your Sleep and How to Fix it

Let’s face it, sleep is absolutely critical.

If you’re reading this email you’ll also be immersed in media fear and controversy over the global pandemic situation.

Well, guess what?

Regardless of whether you think the pandemic will affect you, we absolutely know that sleep boost immunity better than any drug or supplement.

Sleep boosts immunity and protects you from disease. In addition, ensuring your body is maximally set into a system of repair instead of break down is critical, especially in this time of chaos.

But WAIT.. do you have your Wifi on all night while you sleep?

This is a big problem. You see, we pretty much know that wifi is damaging to our bodies and when we sleep can interfere with the benefits of sleep.

You don’t really believe that Wifi is damaging?

Well, out of the billions of frequencies, why did they choose 2.4GHz for wifi?

It just so happens that this frequency interacts with water in our body and causes our cells to dehydrate.

Ok, so maybe you don’t understand that.

Let’s make it a little clearer.  Go to your WiFi router and look at what frequency it broadcasts on. You can do this online too.. just look it up. It’s 2.4 – 2.45GHz.  Some routers will also run off 5GHz. That’s not 5G as in the new tech role out, but 5GHz which is a different thing completely.

OK, now I want you to go look at your microwave oven. Or look this up online for all those of you smart people who have no microwave. What frequency does your microwave oven use?

Unbelievably it’s 2.4 GHz!!!!!

Wait, what?

The microwave oven, that heats up your food, and that you would NEVER stick your head inside of and turn on uses the EXACT same frequency as your WiFi router spreading invisible waves throughout your entire house 24/7.

This sure seems odd to me.

Microwaves use the exact frequency that maximally affects water to be efficient cookers.

And for some reason the wireless companies chose this same frequency to put in your router. Weird, right?

What happens when you put a steak in the microwave and turn it on?

It gets dehydrated right?

What happens to your cells in your body all day long when you bathe in wifi microwaves of the exact same frequency as the microwave oven?


In addition, Wifi causes oxidative damage in our cells. All night long for those of you leaving wifi on all night.

Here’s just sample of some studies, because everyone always asks, “where’s the study for that?”  - you know, we don’t always need studies to prove something is harming you and frankly if the wireless companies and mind control organizations think microwaves are the perfect interface for human control, then the data showing harm will be pretty sparse.

Anyway

“Melatonin has been considered a potent antioxidant that detoxifies a variety of reactive oxygen species in many pathophysiological states of eye. The present study was designed to determine the effects of Wi-Fi exposure on the lens oxidant, antioxidant redox systems, as well as the possible protective effects of melatonin on the lens injury induced by electromagnetic radiation (EMR).” Indian Journal of Opthamalogy Effects of melatonin on Wi-Fi-induced oxidative stress in lens of rats

 

“There are poor oxidative toxic effects of one hour of Wi-Fi exposure on the lens in the animals. However, melatonin supplementation in the lens seems to have protective effects “ – Huh…. Wifi harms our eyes.. that doesn’t sound good.

 

And this article

“Even a phone set to the lowest level of light could still cause the same suppression of melatonin as a fully lit phone. That’s because the reduced creation of melatonin before bed might actually be caused by the electromagnetic frequency being given off from your cellphone as it receives and emits information through a 4G network or wifi. Your brain mistakes this information for light, which causes your brain to reduce the levels of melatonin it creates.” - Pineal melatonin level disruption in humans due to electromagnetic fields

 

Sleep affects immune system.

And finally this study:
Sleep and the circadian system exert a strong regulatory influence on immune functions.”

 

Ok, so turn your darn WiFi off every single night.. because you want a strong immune system and you want good sleep.

About 5 years ago I came out with this video on my old YouTube channel. It was a really simple video about turning off your wifi at night with a remote control. It got OVER 200,000 views!!! Wow!! This was WOO WOO science back then..

There were A LOT of people interested in turning off WIFI.. I even got hundreds of comments. And honestly, I never read any of them because I changed over to the Primalhacker Youtube channel and never looked back at my old channel…oops.

Well, I wanted to make wifi remotes cheaper for everyone.

You can buy a remote on Amazon and that’s been my advice for years.

However, I went out and sourced some remotes and I’m offering them on my website now.  IN this time of chaos, I want everyone to turn off their WiFi every single night.

Here’s what you can do

Plug your wifi router into THIS remote control system. Place the remote on your bed on stairway or hallway and turn off the wifi when you go to sleep with the remote. Turn it back on when you wake up. Super Simple!!

BTW – we decided to make these available as cheap as we possible could!!

Right now we have made these essentially free if you pay shipping and handling!!  That’s $11 for the remote control including shipping (US continental only) Until we run out. $11 is what I paid for these myself, so I’m actually losing the shipping to you and the shipping I paid to have them originally shipped to me. I think it’s too important right now to let everyone microwave themselves…

Take advantage of this and get your “free” wifi remote control click RIGHT

HERE

 

Also, use code PRIMAL10 to take 10% off anything else in our store.

 


 

 

 

Tags: 5g, EMF